Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
So what all do we know about Mandarin?
I'm calling disillusioned Vietnam vet.
Spot on, or something close to that. I'd say he's a 60s radical who probably got involved with groups like The Weather Underground and the Baader-Meinhof Gang and such, and eventually made a career out of being a terrorist without a cause. Combination Osama bin Laden, Che Guevara, and Carlos the Jackal.